15 July 2015

Keepers presented powered wheelchairs to 6 six deserving recipients from Fife and the Lothians on Wednesday  15th July 2015 during the 144th Open at St Andrews. This year's Presentation had particular significance as it celebrated the 20th Anniversary of Keepers formation by the late George Makey in 1995.

Pictured above are the recipients, their carers, families and friends together with the sponsors and a large number of Keepers Members and Friends. (All images are courtesy of Ian Joy Photographic of St Andrews).

The Presentation Party included Keepers Patron, David Joy and the Captain of the R&A Golf Club, George Macgregor, OBE.

The event follows a tradition of Keepers raising funds and securing sponsorship to improve the quality of life and mobility of deserving individuals in the local area of Scotland in the the Open takes place,

Sponsors who donated powered wheelchairs for this year's Presentation included the R&A, the St Andrews Caddies Charity, Stayinstandrews (Hotel & Guesthouse Association). the East Neuk Wheelchair Appeal, the Mary Leishman Foundation, David Mann of St Andrews, the ACT Foundation and, of course, Keepers itself.

Keepers Patron, historian David Joy, said "Once again we are delighted to have secured such high levels of funding and sponsorship to enable us to present 6 powered wheelchairs at this year;s Open. This will deliver so many benefits to those with severe mobility restrictions and help combat disability barriers.

We are also indebted to the R&A for their continued support in facilitating wheelchair presentations at those Open's which are held in Scotland."

Pictured below is the R&A Captain, George Macgregor, carrying out his presentation duties.